Indian Ocean Conference

  • It is annual conference that aims to bring together Heads of States/Governments, Ministers, thought leaders, scholars, diplomats, bureaucrats and practitioners from across the region on a single platform.
  • It has been initiated by Delhi based think tank India Foundation along with its partners from Singapore, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
  • So far, two successful editions of conference were hosted in 2016 and 2017 in Singapore and Sri Lanka¬† respectively.
  • Both Conferences were supported by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) of India and had seen participation from over 35 countries.
  • Why in news? The third edition of Indian Ocean Conference was held in Hanoi, capital city of Vietnam from 27-28 August 2018.

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